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NASA puts finishing touches on its first Mars-bound spacecraft – Computerworld


Computerworld

NASA puts finishing touches on its first Mars-bound spacecraft
Computerworld
NASA's Orion spacecraft was completed Thursday, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It is set for a Dec. 4 test flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: Lockheed Martin. Orion is designed to carry astronauts into deep space — to an …
Orion's First Test Flight to Launch Dec, 4Chinatopix
Orion spacecraft ready for interstellar space travelDumb-Out
Where no one has gone before: NASA prepares to send humans beyond the Moon9news.com.au
Gizmag -Fox News -MarketWatch
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:55 am

Sony to pull back from Chinese mobile market – Financial Times


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Sony to pull back from Chinese mobile market
Financial Times
Sony has outlined a big pullback from the Chinese mobile market as it steps up efforts to fix its struggling smartphone business after a $1.2bn loss in the second quarter. For the three months ended September 30, the Japanese entertainment and electronics …
Sony's new mobile chief has hands full as handsets struggleNetwork World
Sony replaces mobile chief and slashes smartphone sales forecastThe Verge
Sony replaces operations head after lossesTimes of India
Channel News Asia -Economic Times
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:51 am

US film, theatre associations ban Google Glass, other wearable technology – Daily News & Analysis


Daily News & Analysis

US film, theatre associations ban Google Glass, other wearable technology
Daily News & Analysis
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theatre Owners have banned wearable technology such as Google Glass. According to the Hollywood Reporter, moviegoers must turn off and put away any and all such …
Google Glass Gets Banned by MPAABeauty World News
Google Glass Is Now Banned From Cinemas Across The USGizmodo Australia
MPAA tells Google Glass users: We are watching you and we will call the copsTech Times
SFGate -PC Magazine
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:46 am

Lenovo completes acquisition of Motorola Mobility – Business Today


Business Today

Lenovo completes acquisition of Motorola Mobility
Business Today
The Motorola blog brushed aside speculation that the Motorola brand and its offering would be discontinued once the acquisition is complete. Chinese PC maker Lenovo has completed the acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google. The deal, valued at …
Motorola and Lenovo Brands to Co-Exist in IndiaNDTV
'Hello Moto' set to return China marketecns
Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from GoogleSin Chew Jit Poh
Caixin Media
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:43 am

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, publicly declares he is gay [San Jose Mercury News :: ] – Businessweek


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Tim Cook, Apple CEO, publicly declares he is gay [San Jose Mercury News :: ]
Businessweek
Oct. 30–CUPERTINO — Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his sexuality in an open forum for the first time Thursday, breaking a major barrier as the most prominent American CEO to publicly identify as gay. In an essay published online Thursday morning by …
For LGBT Workforce, Apple CEO Tim Cook Identifying As Gay Is A Monumental International Business Times
'Proud to be gay,' Apple CEO Tim Cook comes outBoston Globe
Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'Press Herald
Times LIVE -New York Times -ABC Online
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:38 am

Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin To Bid Google Good-Bye, James Kuffner To … – International Business Times


International Business Times

Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin To Bid Google Good-Bye, James Kuffner To
International Business Times
Dr. Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola, Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering for Google, and Mario Quieroz, vice president of product management for Google, (L-R), during a question and answer period after the unveiling of the …
Former Android Head Andy Rubin Calls It Quits With GoogleHeadlines & Global News
Google loses robotics division head Andy RubinVatorNews
Co-creator of Android mobile software leaves GooglePhys.Org
Guardian Liberty Voice -PhoneDog -RTT News
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:40 am

How Tight Is Smartphone Market? Xiaomi Joins Samsung, Apple in Top 3 for … – Bloomberg


Bloomberg

How Tight Is Smartphone Market? Xiaomi Joins Samsung, Apple in Top 3 for
Bloomberg
Only three years after launching its first mobile device, China's Xiaomi leapt to third place in global smartphone shipments, trailing market leaders Samsung and Apple. Those bragging rights lasted about 8 hours. The press release from International Data …
Apple surrenders top tablet satisfaction spot to AmazonComputerworld
Xiaomi moves into third place in global smartphone warReuters
Xiaomi Defends Its Smartphone Business ModelWall Street Journal
Forbes -PCWorld -CNET
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 1:51 am

Under the microscope with the big winners of Nikon’s annual Small World … – Washington Post


Scientific Computing

Under the microscope with the big winners of Nikon's annual Small World
Washington Post
Nikon announced the winners of its 40th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition Thursday, just in time for Halloween. Long-time contributor Rogelio Moreno of Panama took first prize in this year's competition for capturing a rarely seen …
Nikon Small World Marks 40 Years of Seeing the InvisibleNBCNews.com
Rare Look Inside Tiny Mouth Wins 'Small World' Photo ContestLive Science
Jaw-Dropping Image of Open-Mouthed Rotifer wins Nikon Small World Scientific Computing
New York Daily News -The Weather Channel
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 1:37 am

Sleuths have new hope in search for Earhart plane – Washington Post


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Sleuths have new hope in search for Earhart plane
Washington Post
OXFORD, Pa. — A suburban Philadelphia group trying to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery has new reason to think a piece of aluminum found on a Pacific atoll came from her lost plane. The Philly.com (http://goo.gl/kEBPAk) website reports Thursday that rivet …
Fragment May Be From Amelia Earhart's Lost Plane: ReportNBCNews.com
Fragment of Amelia Earhart's Plane IdentifiedPeople Magazine
Breakthrough evidence suggests location of Amelia Earhart's planeAtlanta Journal Constitution
CTV News -CBC.ca -RT
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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:04 pm

FTC Fines Online Dating Site for Allegedly Creating Fake Profiles – ABC News


New York Daily News

FTC Fines Online Dating Site for Allegedly Creating Fake Profiles
ABC News
questions about online dating. Proving what you see online, well, it's not always what you get. A company is being hit with a major federal fine for allegedly using fake profiles to lure paying… See More. questions about online dating. Proving what you see …
Online dating site admits to fake profilesMyBroadband

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:53 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Sony reports narrower second-quarter loss than estimated on strong PlayStation 4 sales

Pedestrians are reflected in a logo of Sony Corp outside its showroom in TokyoBy Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's Sony Corp reported a second-quarter operating loss on Friday that was narrower than analysts had estimated, as blockbuster sales of its PlayStation 4 games console reduced the impact of a sluggish smartphone division. The result – unexpected after Sony took an impairment charge of 176 billion yen ($1.58 billion) on its mobile division – indicates restructuring announced in May by Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida is beginning to bear fruit. Sony's operating loss reached 85.6 billion yen in July-September, compared with the 164. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:13 am

Samsung Electronics seeks China comeback with first metallic smartphones

File picture of a man walking out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in SeoulBy Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world's biggest smartphone market. Samsung's smartphone woes began late last year and persisted through July-September, with its global market share down on year for the third straight quarter and its profit scraping at a three-year low. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:39 am

Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud

Visitors use phones underneath of logo of Tencent at Global Mobile Internet Conference in BeijingBEIJING (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday it would collaborate with International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on a new cloud software business for corporate customers, a marked departure for one of the dominant forces in China's consumer Internet industry. Best known for its popular WeChat messaging app and its online games rather than business software, Tencent said its cloud unit would now target small and medium enterprises in the healthcare and "smart city" industries. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:13 am

HTC forecasts higher fourth-quarter sales; above market estimates

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp said on Friday that it expects revenue in the fourth quarter to reach T$43 billion-T$47 billion ($1.4 billion-$1.57 billion), beating market expectations of T$41.5 billion. The forecast was also better than the T$41.86 billion revenue in the third quarter, the company said in a statement, without elaborating. Gross profit margin in the fourth quarter is expected to be between 19 and 21 percent, it said. The gross margin was 22.9 percent in the third quarter. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:19 am

Siemens seen picking EQT for hearing aids next week

MUNICH/LONDON (Reuters) – Siemens is likely to pick EQT next week to buy its hearing aids unit for about 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion), two sources familiar with the matter said. Danish hearing aid maker GN Store Nord was also in the running. Private equity firm Permira, which had been interested, is now out of the race, another source close to the matter said. Siemens’ board is expected to make a decision on the matter next Wednesday, all three sources said. Siemens and EQT declined to comment. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:30 am

Panasonic raises profit outlook as restructuring shows results

Woman performs rhythmic gymnastics with a ribbon at the Panasonic Corp booth at CEATEC JAPAN 2014 in ChibaTOKYO (Reuters) – Panasonic Corp raised its full-year operating profit outlook by 13 percent and returned to a net cash positive position for the first time in five years after a drastic restructuring chopped unprofitable product lines in smartphones, plasma TVs and semiconductor chips. Panasonic said on Friday it expected a 350 billion yen ($3.15 billion) operating profit for the year to next March, compared with its prior estimate of 310 billion yen issued in July. The new figure would mark a 15 percent rise from last year and exceeds the average estimate of 339. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:47 am

Google Calendar for the web now lets you plan a schedule more quickly

Google Calendar for the web now lets you plan a schedule more quickly

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:48 am

Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:32 am

HTC’s recovery stays on track by the slimmest of margins

HTC's recovery stays on track by the slimmest of margins

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:49 am

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

The Associated Press-GfK poll on issues in the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK’s nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:22 am